Soccer Star Just Used a Mic on the Field to Send a Passionate Message to Congress About Gun Violence
Americans across the country were horrified on Sunday at two mass shootings 13 hours apart in El Paso, Texas and Dayton, Ohio. They were the 249th and 250th mass shootings in the United States in 216 days.
The tone at Audi Field in Washington, D.C., however, was jovial as Philadelphia Union soccer team captain Alejandro Bedoya scored a goal against home team D.C. United.
People cheered when US Women's Soccer Team co-captain Megan Rapinoe told a reporter that she wouldn't be "going to the f---ing White House" following the Women's World Cup.
President Donald Trump was not one of those people.
The MLS Cup will be televised this Saturday (December 9th) at 4:00pm on ESPN. This year's championship match will be a rematch of the teams featured in last year's cup. In 2016, the Seattle Sounders defeated the Toronto FC 5-4 in the franchise's first ever MLS Cup victory. Toronto will no doubt be looking for revenge, while the Sounders will attempt to continue their playoff dominance; they've crushed their opponents in the playoffs so far.
Not everyone will be able to watch the game on ESPN, though. For those who don't have cable, we've got a way for you to watch the game for free.
With the 2017 FIFA World Cup set to begin on December 16th, teams have finalized their squad lists. On Friday, those 32 teams be watching closely as the 2017 World Cup draw takes place. Gary Lineker will be the host for the draw, and Maria Komandnaya will be his co-hosts. Eight "high profile" assistants will also be present for the event.
The FIFA final draw is a detailed process. There are many different restrictions in place that complicate things as teams are placed. We'll run through things step by step in order to avoid any confusion, starting with the "pots".